Mass Rising | Jack's Abby Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
jacksabbybrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
In the spirit of our local history we are revolting against the status quo. We are writing our own story by fueling the fire surrounding extra hoppy beers. We infuse Mass Rising with increasing amounts of American hops during the kettle, hopbock and dry hopping processes. Together, we have taken a journey to redefine the term 'lager.'
IBUs 100 IBU

Added by rudzud on 09-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#920
Reviews:
207
Ratings:
1,541
pDev:
8.02%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
107
Gots:
272
Trade:
9
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Photo of Manfrombelmonty
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

canned 03/19/18

L-The beer pours a hazy orange with a full 2 finger white head. The head recedes to a thin film leaving thick clumps of lacing in its wake.
S- The nose is sweet citrus up front finishing with a bit of dankness.
T- On the palate the sweetness noted on the nose is much more muted. While there is still an abundance of citrus, it is more grapefruit than orange. Bitterness is moderate in the finish and the beer finishes dry.
F- Overall the mouthfeel is medium. There is a subtle slickness beneath the accompanying dry finish.
O- Another excellent IPL from the JA guys. Well worth a shot for hop heads.

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Photo of DaveMaciolek21
1.92/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Surprisingly disappointing beer considering the relatively high ratings here. An amped-up pilsner with a golden color and creamy white head, the beer is far too boozy and exhibits a strong imbalance between hoppy taste and alcoholic content.

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Photo of ravisingh
3.97/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice half inch of head. Good feel. Crisp and hoppy.

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Photo of bdiiorio
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heftklammer
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phurley2
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ronl12
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy, translucent gold with a creamy white head. Moderate retention, with rings of lacing.

S: Ruby red grapefruit flesh, orange zest, pineapple, white bread crust, honey, clover.

T: Huge punch of pineapple and grapefruit upfront. Red grapefruit flesh and blood orange as well as bitter pith, orange peel, lemon. White bread malt with a kiss of honey sweetness. Crisp, clean, and lightly dry; with a touch of pine needle and then a lingering, moderate grapefruit/blood orange bitterness.

F: Medium/medium-full, well-carbonated, fills rich and full on the palate, yet moves quickly. Is extremely drinkable, not too much sweetness or bitterness.

O: This is fantastic, delicious DIPL. Absolutely recommended to any hophead.

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Photo of rockrob
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having on tap at George Keeley, NYC.
Pours a slightly cloudy yellow straw color with hints of orange and gold. A neat and orderly bed of film skims over the surface. it soon dissipates and leaves a ring of lace.
The nose immediately hits you with fruity sweetness. There are notes of apricot, mango and citrus fruit. In the background, there are light notes of toasted malt.
The taste makes an impressions with its sweet, bready, thick and chewy malt backbone. The sweetness has a candi sugar feel to it. Furthermore, the hops presence is big and complex, yielding juicy and citrusy flavors of orange peel, grapefruit pith, and tropical fruits. The hops flavors also pack quite the herbal punch, with a potent combination of grass, pine and tobacco. Furthermore, this drink has quite the bitterness to it, playing against those sweet, juicy and malty flavors.
The mouthfeel is on the high side of medium and on the chewy side. The at times intense bitterness provides a prickle, and a nice dry finish that evokes pine resin. There is also a moderate alcohol spice throughout.
Hard to believe this is a lager considering it tastes so much like a DIPA. I don't have so much experience with this style, nevertheless, I thought it was pretty darn tasty.

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Photo of Mulnotone
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bret717
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look- pale orange, slightly hazy, 1 finger white head that doesn't go away and rings of lacing

Smell- honey, guava, strawberries, slightly dank

Taste- honey and bready malt up front quickly followed by dank and herbal hops that I didn't get in the nose, and that transitions nicely into a firm bitterness

Feel- soft and medium bodied , super smooth, bitter finish

Overall- really nice IPL with a malty sweetness balanced by herbal and bitter hops

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Photo of jkermitj
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Velivolus
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peterpunk15
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tscanlon51
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ned57
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobstockwell
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duncian
3.34/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wapes
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewnme
3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 80x2HopHead
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Mass Rising from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 1,541 ratings